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botanical name:
Ilex aquifolium
Ilex aquifolium © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Holly, Celynnen
family:  Aquifoliaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 25.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Dense, prickly evergreen shrub or small tree. Glossy dark green leaves with wavy and spiny edges. Small creamy-white flowers, male and female on separate plants, followed by long-lasting red berries.

cultivation:
Grows in almost any soil and situation, including deep shade.

usage:
May be used to create an impenetrable prickly hedge.

other notes:
British native tree.
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